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Two crime writers - Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste - discuss publishing news, hear reviews from bloggers, and speak to the biggest names in the book world.

Two Crime Writers And A Microphone Steve Cavanagh & Luca Veste

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Two crime writers - Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste - discuss publishing news, hear reviews from bloggers, and speak to the biggest names in the book world.

    Episode One Hundred and Three - The Locked Up Festival

    Episode One Hundred and Three - The Locked Up Festival

    It's where it's at!

    A special episode, talking all about the Locked Up festival in support of the Trussell Trust! We go through the programme and meander as is our usual way.

    Tickets for the festival available on Eventbrite

    Credits:

    Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions

    Music by Stuart Neville

    • 21 min
    Episode One Hundred and Two - Simpler Policies for a Happier Britain - with Alex North

    Episode One Hundred and Two - Simpler Policies for a Happier Britain - with Alex North

    It's where it's at!

    It's been a while, as we were organising a festival, and we have no concept of time. Joining us this week it's the bestselling author of The Whisper Man, Alex North! He talks about garden centres, social media, the Russo brothers optioning his book, being two people and so much more.

    (This was recorded a few weeks earlier than its release date and in two parts...you'll find out why!)

    Credits:

    Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions

    Music by Stuart Neville

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode One Hundred and One - What if we coated crisps in chocolate? - with Fiona Cummins

    Episode One Hundred and One - What if we coated crisps in chocolate? - with Fiona Cummins

    It's where it's at!

    It's week something, on the day of something or other, at some time or whatever. We're joined by the amazing Fiona Cummins! She talks about her favourite crisps, favourite chocolate, being a journalist, the difficult decisions to make post-lockdown, and what question she'd ask in a government briefing. Am I the A*****e brings us a very moral based question...

    Credits:

    Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions

    Music by Stuart Neville

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode One Hundred - How Did We Get This Far? - with Val McDermid

    Episode One Hundred - How Did We Get This Far? - with Val McDermid

    It's where it's at!

    It's the big one. The one hundredth episode! And what better way to celebrate than with one of the greatest novelists of our time. The queen of crime herself, Val McDermid! We talk about how to reach readers in different ways, being in the Fun Lovin' Crime Writers, hearing voices, and Imagine a Country. Also, Val plays along with Am I the A*****e...

    Credits:

    Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions

    Music by Stuart Neville

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode Ninety Nine - John Badger, Wildlife Crime Detective - with Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites

    Episode Ninety Nine - John Badger, Wildlife Crime Detective - with Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites

    It's where it's at!

    The episode we've all been waiting for... a two hour retrospective of the glorious acting history of bestselling authors Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites! We've collected clips from appearances on Juliet Bravo, The Bill, The Upper Hand, Spender, and many more. Mark and Martyn talk us through each, as we This Was Your Life as an Actor.

    Do not listen if you're operating heavy machinery.

    Credits:

    Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions

    Music by Stuart Neville

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Episode Ninety Eight - Can You Fit A Pinball Machine in the Oxford Bar? - with Ian Rankin

    Episode Ninety Eight - Can You Fit A Pinball Machine in the Oxford Bar? - with Ian Rankin

    It's where it's at!

    A very special episode, with a guest who was the very first guest on the podcast... it's only Ian Rankin! He talks lockdown, moving to a smaller apartment just before it hit, how Rebus would deal with not being able to leave the house, reveals a secret about his upcoming novel, and much more. 

    Credits:

    Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions

    Music by Stuart Neville

    • 1 hr 16 min

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